Congo Official: US Diplomat Released From Detention

March 16, 2015 1:40 PM

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Congo's government spokesman says an American diplomat has been released after being detained in a raid in which journalists and democracy activists were arrested.

Sunday's detentions followed a news conference in Kinshasa to support Congo's Filimbi movement that aims to get more youths to participate in politics. They come at a time of rising tension in Congo, where some fear President Joseph Kabila is attempting to prolong his rule beyond the end of his term...

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